Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Bird, Fred A.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Indictment in Criminal Case No. 13945: United States vs. Fred A. Bird, Wanda E. Edmiston, William W. Seavy, James B. Redwine, Ethel Ellen Holliday, and Jean Sote, defendants. The defendants were charged with conspiring to impede citizens' right to vote and have that vote truthfully counted in the 1st Precinct of the 11th Ward during the November 3, 1936 election.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Judgments and commitments in Criminal Case No. 13945: United States vs. Fred A. Bird, Wanda E. Edmiston, William W. Seavy, James B. Redwine, Ethel Ellen Holliday, and Jean Sote, defendants. Bird entered a plea of guilty in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $400. Seavy entered a plea of nolo contendere in count two, the United States having dismissed count one, and was sentenced to jail for six month, suspended for two years probation, and a fine of $300.